Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) when and where were the new rates, or proposed new rates, for fisheries in the Northern Ireland portion of the Foyle Fisheries area first published; and when, and by what means, the owners and tenants of the fisheries were notified;
(2) what was the total known rod catch and net catch of salmon and sea trout, respectively, for the River Roe, River Fangland, and the total for the whole of the Foyle Fisheries area in 1975 and 1976; and what sums were collected by the Foyle Fisheries Commission in respect of licence fees from anglers and from netmen and in rates from nets and from angling clubs;
(3) how many rod licences were issued to anglers to fish in the Foyle Fisheries 571W area in 1975 and 1976; how many were issued to persons resident in Northern Ireland; and what sums of public money were expended on angling in the waters in the Northern Ireland portion of the Foyle Fisheries area in these years;
(4) if he will list in the Official Report the sums paid in 1976 and due for 1977 from each individual fishery owner and fishing club in the Northern Ireland portion of the area covered by the Foyle Fisheries Commission in respect of rates due to the Foyle Fisheries Commission;
(5) whether the new rateable valuations of fisheries in the Northern Ireland section of the Foyle Fisheries area were arrived at in the same manner as the rateable valuation of other types of hereditaments in Northern Ireland; what was the area in Great Britain used as a reference for the rateable valuation of such angling and commercial fisheries, respectively; and whether any comparison has been carried out to determine productivity of the Great Britain area and the Northern Ireland area, respectively.